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erosion

noun [U] uk   /ɪˈrəʊ.ʒən/ us    /-ˈroʊ.ʒən/

erosion noun [U] (PHYSICAL DAMAGE)

C1 the fact of soil, stone, etc. being gradually damaged and removed by the waves, rain, or wind: soil/coastal erosion

erosion noun [U] (NEGATIVE EFFECT)

C2 the fact of a good quality or situation being gradually lost or destroyed: The survey reveals a gradual erosion of the president's popularity and support.
Translations of “erosion”
in Korean 침식…
in Arabic تَآكُل…
in Portuguese erosão…
in Catalan erosió…
in Japanese 侵食…
in Italian erosione…
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